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Did you know that the man who may have been the oldest ever British male is buried in Kirkcudbright? He was Billy Marshall, known as King of the Lowland Gypsies, supposed to have been 120 at his death in 1792. In his long life he was married 17 times; deserted from the army on seven occasions and the navy three, and fathered four children after he turned 100.

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